Betting on today’s Hornets and Tigers game? Catch the action at H&PE Arena in Houston, TX, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on None. The odds for this Southwestern Athletic conference game currently have Texas Southern as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 133.5 points.

ALABAMA STATE HORNETS VS TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas Southern Tigers -4.5

This game will be played at H&PE Arena at 8:30 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS SOUTHERN TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Texas Southern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

No Pressure for Alabama State as Away Dogs

Alabama State will be playing their 20th game of the season when they take on Texas Southern. So far, the Hornets have gone 10-9 overall and 4-1 in Southwestern Athletic Conference action. They have won three straight games, and their record as the underdog is 2-9. On the road, they are 4-7 this season and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games.

Most recently, Alabama State defeated Prairie View A&M by a score of 74-67. This season, they have been outscored by an average of 8.4 points per game on the road, and they come into this game with a two-game road winning streak. So far, their record as the underdog is 2-9.

Alabama State has been an excellent team against the spread this season, going 11-4 overall. On the road, the Hornets have been even better, posting a 10-1 ATS mark. Over their last three road games, Alabama State is 2-0 vs. the spread and they are 8-1 over their last 10 road games vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Hornets have an 8-3 record vs. the spread this year and are 7-3 over their last 10 games as the underdog.

Alabama State’s over/under record for the season is 6-9 and today’s line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line.

The Hornets’ offense finished with 74 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71 points per contest. Offensively, the Hornets hold a season-long field goal percentage of 38%, placing them 397th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 365th in terms of percentage and 213rd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 122nd in the country, permitting 70.2 points per game. The Alabama State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 67 points and allowed Prairie View A&M to connect on 6 threes.

Will the Tigers Win at H&PE Arena?

With a record of 6-12, Texas Southern has gone 4-3 in Southwestern Athletic Conference play compared to their 2-9 non-conference record. As the favorite, the Tigers have gone 3-2, and they have gone 3-3 at home this season.

Coming off a win against Alabama A&M (85-69), Texas Southern has gone 6-4 in their last 10 home games. So far, their average scoring margin at home is +3.0 points per game.

Against the spread, Texas Southern has an 8-9 record this season. At home, they are 3-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Texas Southern is 6-11, and today’s line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (141.9). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 3-6.

Coming off their recent game, the Texas Southern offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against Alabama A&M. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.5%, and they made 9 threes. PJ Henry is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 13.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jonathan Cisse brings a PPG average of 10 into the game.

At this time, the Tigers’ defense is positioned 176th in the country, permitting 72.4 points per game. In today’s game vs. Alabama State, the Texas Southern defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Texas Southern made 32 free-throws vs. the Tigers.